Carisbrooke Castle Museum Trust was set up by HRH Princess Beatrice shortly before her death in 1944.

A Museum Trustee has the following obligations:

  • ensure the financial viability of the Museum
  • provide a framework of plans and policies to define the Museum’s purpose, and for monitoring achievement of its objectives
  • act as an advocate of the Museum within the community
  • provide for the safety, security and preservation of the collections
  • ensure that the Museum serves the public

When complete, the Trust consists of 13 Trustees:

4 Ex-officio
3 Nominated
6 Co-opted

Current Trustees


The Vicar of St Mary’s Church, Carisbrooke – Rev. Marcus Bagg
IW Association of Local Councils – Mrs Gill Kennett
The High Sheriff in Office
The representative of Newport Parish Council – Cllr John Hobart


Mrs Judi Griffin – Deputy Lieutenant – Chairman
Mr John Matthews – Deputy Lieutenant
Dr Paul Bingham – The Friends Association


Miss Rosemary Cooper
Mr Malcolm Lloyd
Mr Peter Ednay                                                                                                             Mrs Gillian Burnett

The Board of Trustees meets quarterly, on the second Monday of March, June, September and December.

Chairman of Trustees

Mrs Judi Griffin MBE JP DL, Chairman of Trustees, with His Excellency Mr Keiichi Hayashi, Ambassador of Japan to the United Kingdom, at the opening of the John Milne exhibition